4-day or 7-DAY SANTORINI SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY
Immerse yourself in the dramatic cliffs and stunning panoramic views to the Caldera of Santorini and experience one of the most sought-after holiday destinations! Walk on volcanic islands, through hidden villages, hundred years old hand-tended vineyards, an ancient town buried under volcanic ash… and marvel at the endless views.
Absorbing the breathtaking panoramic views to the sunken Caldera,
Soaking up the atmosphere and sunsets of chic Oia village,
Walking along volcanic islands,
Strolling though hidden villages off the beaten path,
Explore a preserved ancient town burried for years under volcanic ash,
Visiting 100 years old vineyards and taste amazing volcanic wines,
Discovering the world famous island of Santorini at your own pace!
The current shape of the island is a result of a series of catastrophic volcanic explosions over the course of thousands of years. The main island, Thira, will blow your mind with its multi-colored cliffs soaring to 300m and its white washed houses lining these cliff tops offering amazing views and glowing sunsets. Along with the smaller islands of Thirasia and Aspronisi they circle the burried under the sea caldera. In the middle you’ll find the volcanic islands of New and Old Kameni… you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views at every twist and turn!
Ancient paths will introduce you to the intriguing history of the island, the fascinating Minoan site of Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, its picturesque villages such as Oia and Pyrgos, its Venetian castles, its red and black sandy beaches, its excellent wineries and vineyards, pottery and art workshops and the finest food…
Look at our recommended walks during our Santorini self-guided walking holiday on our interactive map below…
Tour Duration: 4 or 7 days
Season: March – December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Low season Per Person Price: 7-day package: from 476 Euro
High season Per Person Price: 7-day package: from 669 Euro
Santorini self-guided walking holiday ITINERARY
As you walk along you will enjoy astonishing views of the caldera, the volcanic islands Nea & Old Kameni as well as Thirasia from different perspectives. Words cannot describe the beauty! On the way you must stop at Skaros rock, once a a fortified castle and capital of Santorini, and walk through the ruins. End the day with a supper at our favourite tavern at chic Oia where you can try Santorini’s delicious dishes prepared with local anhydrous ingredients.
Distance: 10 km Time: 4 hours (actual walking time can reach 5-6 hours)
Descend from Profitis Ilias through a magnificent mountainous path offering panoramic views of the island towards ancient Thera! Walk through time as you explore the excavations of remnant houses, market, theatre, Roman baths, cisterns, a holy road dated from the 9th century AD. Take the short path which leads to the black beach of Perissa where you can plunge into its crystal clear waters and enjoy a delicious supper!
Distance: 9.4 km Time: 4 hours (actual walking time can reach 5-6 hours)
Your next stop will be Akrotiri village, another fortified Venetian settlement. Take the old path and reach the Akrotiri excavation which has uncovered one of the most important Aegean prehistoric settlements. The three storey sophisticated buildings, the elaborate drainage system, magnificent wall-paintings, furniture and vessels of this ancient city buried under volcanic ash will fascinate you. End the day with a coastal walk to the incredible Vlychada beach.
Distance: 6.8km, Time 3 hours (actual walking time can reach 6 hours)
Distance: 8.9 km, 3h-3.3h (actual walking time can reach 5-6 hours)
Contact us for further information on our Santorini self-guided walking holiday…